Best National Parks for Families

Kids hiking on a family vacation in Shenandoah National Park Virginia.

The United States of America is a beautiful country, home to some of the most beautiful natural areas I have seen anywhere in the world. Lucky for us, many of these areas of beauty have been protected to allow families to enjoy these wonders for generations to come. We have visited many of these beautiful places with our kids and are eager to share with you our list of the best national parks for families in the US.

Kids hiking on vacation in Shenandoah National Park Virginia.
Shenandoah National Park.

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The Palm Desert Cross Hike With Kids

image of family hiking in Palm Springs on Cross Loop Trail

The Palm Desert Cross hike is one of the best hikes in Palm Desert. Popular with locals and visitors alike, you’ll be sharing the trail with everyone from young families hiking with kids to power walking retirees. Everyone is in a good mood, with a big smile on their faces with a friendly “hello” as you pass by.

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Hiking the Palm Canyon Trail with Kids

Hiking Palm Canyon Trail with Kids

Did you know that Palm Springs is home to one of the largest palm oasis’ in the entire world? Who knew?? Ok, ok… apparently the United States Topographical Engineers did when they named this place Palm Springs in 1853, but I sure didn’t!

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Mexico City with Kids

Castillo de Chapultepec - Mexico City with Kids

We’ve traveled to Mexico many times before but we’ve always wanted to visit Mexico City with our kids. To be honest, we always asked ourselves, “Is Mexico City safe to visit with kids?” With the safety reputation of Mexico City having improved significantly in recent years, we decided to give it a go and we are glad we did!

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2 Days in Charleston with Kids

Family Can Travel - 48 Hours in Charleston South Carolina with Kids - a great splash park at Waterfront Park near Queen Street entrance

Charleston, South Carolina is a wonderful place to spend a few days with small kids. Visiting Charleston with kids, you’ll find it has the perfect mix of kid-friendly activities. You will love strolling the beautiful streets and parks of Charleston, eating amazing southern food and enjoying the natural beauty & wildlife of the area.

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3 Days in Las Vegas with Kids

a 10-year old girl enjoys a walk on The Strip on a 3-day family vacation to Las Vegas, Nevada.

I’ll be honest – the concept of taking a trip to Las Vegas with kids had never really crossed my mind. We travel with kids a lot, but we are more of an outdoor adventure family, so a family trip to Vegas was never on our radar. So, how did we end up going to Vegas with kids?

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Three Days in Los Angeles with Kids

the kids from the Family Can Travel blog have fun in the sand at Santa Monica beach while on a 3-day family trip to Los Angeles.

Ahhhh…  is there anywhere nicer than Southern California? With endless sun, sand, theme parks and Hollywood, visiting Los Angeles with kids is a great idea for a family vacation.

We had visited Los Angeles a few years back while on a family trip to Palm Springs. On that trip, we took our kids to Disneyland, so on our return visit to Los Angeles with kids, we focused on Hollywood and the beach. We had a great time visiting the major kid-friendly attractions in Hollywood, while a day at the beach was simply amazing.

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